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Cruise Dubai Marina

Dubai is a land of wonders with breathtaking skyscrapers, massive malls, luxury cars, and pristine beaches. All these define the city of dreams. However, the city’s root lies in the traditional Bedouin culture of the Arabian Peninsula and many cultural influences from that time can still be found today. Among them are the Dhows, traditional wooden lateen-rigged boats that were masterfully designed and built by the local fishing communities. The dhows were used to traverse the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, transporting goods, fishing, and discovering new shores. Today, they are a popular attraction in Dubai with cruises providing uninterrupted views of the city’s modern skyline and the magnificent ocean beyond. It also offers a rare glimpse into the maritime history of the region.

The dazzling city of Dubai has secret pockets that are a treasure by itself. It does not matter if you are a tourist in this glamorous city or a city dweller looking to escape. A romantic ambiance, the right tunes create the mood for the night, and mouth-watering delicacies are a deal that Dubai Creek and Dubai Marina offers.

If you want to have a completely different experience in Dubai, then take Dhow cruise Dubai Marina with us. We deliver the finest cursing experiences that Dubai has to offer. Our Dubai cruising packages are a mix of great food, exceptional views, and unmatched ambiance. Cursing over the Dubai Marina is a novelty, a rare magical experience you will ever go through. Make it a night to remember amidst twinkling lights, Tanoura dance, and exotic cuisine. Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise tickets come in all variations to suit your preference. Book today and enjoy Dhow cruise Dubai Marina with your loved ones.


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Dhow Cruise Marina Details

Our dhow cruise leaves from Dubai Marina Yacht Club, meandering through all the beautiful sights of the modern wonder that Dubai has to offer. Relax in the lavish views of the modernistic architecture, splendid shopping centers, luxurious residences, and all of this amongst the old world charm of an authentic Arabian dhow.

Add to this an array of choicest dishes in an international buffet spread, and magnificent onboard performances by various artists offering an unparalleled tourist experience.

Please note that we keep alcohol and live entertainment off this tour during the month of Ramadan as per the Government guidelines. However, soft background music is played. All the other details remain the same. 

Dubai Marina 5-Star Luxury Dinner Cruise

Sail over azure coastal waters of Dubai along the iconic Dubai Marina and dine in style on the delectable international buffet on this 2 hour Dubai Marina 5-star luxury dinner cruise. With private tables for each group, red carpet, and Arabic traditional royal welcome, enjoy your cruise in the lap of luxury.


Sights Covered

5-star dhow cruise Dubai Marina is one of the most popular tours among our customers. You will cruise along the Marina while looking up at the most impressive architectural wonders in the world. The entire Dubai Marina is flanked by skyscrapers, luxury hotels, and residences that you will pass by.

You will sail by the posh villas, Dubai Marina Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina yacht club, and other wonderful sights. Passing under the bridges with cars and trams crossing Marina is also a unique experience that you will witness.



This 5-star luxury dinner dhow cruise Dubai Marina offers the perfect ambiance for a romantic meal for two and is equally popular with families. The lavish interiors are made up of teak wood with traditional Arabic design throughout offering all the luxuries offered in a five-star restaurant.

The dhow is spacious with a fully air-conditioned lower deck to enjoy the dinner and the entertainment shows while the upper deck is open-air where you get to enjoy the sprawling Marina architectural wonders with dinner. The onboard crew ensures that all your needs are met for a relaxed tour.

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Our Dubai Marina 5-star luxury dinner cruise provides the best possible experience to you. Our staff is ready to assist you every step of the way from booking to choosing the right table. Aboard the dhow, you can expect a red-carpeted traditional welcome with a lavish 3-course dinner buffet encompassing dishes from continental, Arabic, and Asian cuisines.

We further enhance the experience with our live entertainment program. Watch and dance with the whirling Tanoura dancers, enjoy the live music and share it all with your friends and family via complimentary WiFi connection. Sit back, relax and have an enchanting experience with us.


Dhow Cruise Dubai Timings

Availability – Daily

Boarding – 8:30 PM

Departure – 9:00 PM

Return – 10:45 PM

Best Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai Marina

Dhow cruise dinner in Dubai Marina is for you if you want an upscale dining experience in Dubai. Enjoy an intercontinental five-star gourmet on a traditional wooden Arabic boat, Dhow, cruising through Dubai Marina canal amid the opulent cityscape. Dhow cruise Dubai Marina dinner is the best and the most luxurious two hour trip with luscious and mouthwatering food and great entertainment. It also offer a perfect way to a romantic evening with your partner, carefree time with friends, or a delightful outing with family.

Dubai Marina is a manmade gem in the international multicultural city of Dubai. A three-kilometer canal stretches along the shore of the Arabian Gulf, bordered by modern architectural feats, skyscrapers, and a large number of five-star hotels on both banks. Get on a journey of awe-inspiring experience that you will remember for years to come and want to come back again and again. Book now and enjoy our dhow cruise Dubai Marina with your loved ones.

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Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina Price

Worried about dhow cruise Dubai Marina price? Don’t be, because we cater to your individual as well as larger group needs without burning a hole in your pocket and without compromising on the quality of services. You will be amazed by our range of sumptuous and palatable offerings served at an attractive dhow cruise Dubai with dinner price. Get the most fascinating dhow cruise Dubai Marina at a price that fits your needs. We promise to make dhow cruise Dubai Marina worth repeating.

Dhow Cruise Marina Dinner Menu

There is no experience in the world that can be completed without a sumptuous meal to go along with your mood. Our dhow cruise Dubai Marina offers you an exotic dinner menu with a choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The cruise menu ranges from traditional Arabic, Indian, Continental, Mediterranean, Italian, to Seafood cuisine. You can get a soup of the day, a variety of salads, starters like papad, samosa, mutton kebab, and chicken tikka. The main course includes steam rice, veg, and non-veg biryani, baked potatoes, veg curry, chicken tikka masala, pasta, grilled fish, an assortment of bread, and desserts like fruit salad, vermicelli kheer, shahi tukda, and Arabic baklava.

Best Time to Visit Dhow Cruise Marina

Dhow cruise Dubai Marina is operational daily offering either sightseeing or luxury dining opportunities. However, for the best mesmerizing experience, opt for the evening dhow cruise Dubai Marina in the pleasant winter months (November to January) so that you can enjoy a breezy evening and iconic sights of Dubai bathed in hues of sunset and witness the dazzling panorama of the city shimmering in vivid illuminations along the Marina. Dhow cruise Dubai Marina offers you a unique experience with fine dining and entertainment. However, it is advised to avoid booking dhow cruise Dubai Marina during the month of Ramadan, as no alcohol is served and there are no entertainment performances onboard.

How to Book Dhow Cruise Marina Online

Fulfilling the idea of an amazing vacation Dubai Marina is an exotic place to visit. The luxurious spots and wonderful sights leave you starstruck. You can book a cruise Dubai Marina trip online easily. Just visit our website bestdhowcruisedubai.com and scroll down to book dhow cruise online and click on the Select Options button to choose your package. Fill in the number of persons (adults and children) and transportation options. Then click on the Add to Cart button and proceed to checkout. Fill in your billing details with debit/credit card details, tour date, pick up location, phone, email address, and other additional information and complete the payment. Once we receive the payment, you will receive a confirmation voucher through email on your registered email ID. You can book cruise tickets online with us for up to 3 months in advance.

Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina Offers/Deals

Dhow Cruise Dubai is sure to enthrall the visitors who wish to escape the ordinary and fancy doing something unique during their Dubai vacation. Experience the enchanting cruise with buffet dinner and live show witnessing Dubai’s shimmering skyline. View our dhow cruise Dubai offers and deals.

Dubai Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner 125 AED/Person

In the global city, Dubai, Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina is a pure treasure. This world-renowned water canal with stunning views, futuristic architecture, and dazzling night lights of Dubai takes you to another world. A lavish 3-course buffet dinner with a wide range of local and international dishes on a traditional Arabic dhow cruising along the Dubai Marina is the perfect way to blend the old and the new as well as get astonishing surprises. Book and enjoy this dhow cruise Dubai Marina dinner deal with your friends and family.

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Cleopatra Dhow Cruise with Shows 99 AED/Person

Cleopatra dhow cruise is a remarkable experience you can witness while in Dubai. This 2-hour relaxing tour in Dubai Marina under the twinkling stars with entertaining shows and the most romantic buffet dinner is one of the great pleasures you can have. A great part of this Cleopatra dhow cruise is the photographic and enchanting scenes and five live shows by professional artists. The cruise has a fully air-conditioned lower deck and an open sky upper deck provides you the best ocean views. Book your Cleopatra dhow cruise with shows now.

Rikks Dinner Cruise Dubai with Shows 89 AED/Person

Rikks Dinner Cruise Dubai provides you with the most popular cruise attractions with lavish buffet dinner and live shows. Sail along the Dubai Marina for 2 hours in a gold fish-shaped dhow boat and enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner buffet while witnessing the live shows by expert artists and dancers all while enjoying the spectacular views. Apart from enjoying the stunning views of Dubai Marina, you get to see other attractions such as shopping centers, posh villas, 5 star Atlantis hotel, Burj Khalifa, twisted towers, Dubai Marina yacht club, and other wonderful sights for just 89 AED/person. Book your cruise now.


Rustar Floating Restaurant (Glass Boat) 250 AED/Person

The Rustar floating restaurant is a traditional wooden dhow boat offering its guests delectable dining and exemplary entertainment while cursing along the Dubai Marina. The boat is equipped with lateen sails and has three levels. The lower deck has a bar, the middle deck features the main dining hall, and the upper is open-air offering magnificent views. Rustar Floating Restaurant offers a dinner setting for couples as well as families and has all the luxuries of a five-star establishment. The lavish interiors are made of glass and teak wood with typical Arabic designs and a small rock waterfall onboard adds to the ambiance.

Al Khaleej Dhow Cruise (Floating Restaurant) 75 AED/Person

It is a night of exotic dining inside the luxurious Dhow Al Khaleej that is a must-do when in Dubai. Board this magnificent Dubai Deira Creek cruise and the friendly staff will give you a warm welcome with refreshments. Feast on a lavish continental dinner with a variety of exotic and delectable dishes. Head over to the bar for a drink and enjoy the traditional music that will make this night to remember for years to come. Meander past the mix of traditional and modern attractions of Dubai Creek taking in the stunning landmarks such as the National Bank of Dubai, Sheikh Saeed’s House and Heritage Village, and many more. With the night lights, the gentle sound of the water, and a lovely breeze, the Al Khaleej dhow cruise Dubai journey is a sight to behold.


Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina With Alcohol


Dubai Marina is a manmade Venetian style canal along the shores of the Persian Gulf. Flanked by some of the best and luxurious buildings and architectural wonders, the Dubai Marina is something you must see during your visit to the emirate city. The best way to experience the Dubai Marina’s skyline is through a dhow cruise.

We offer you a dhow cruise Dubai Marina where the beauty of the Marina will leave you speechless while having dinner and enjoying the drinks from our exemplary collection of imported wines, whiskeys, and cocktails. In the comfort of the traditional dhow, while enjoying the music, you get to see Burj Al Arab, Hotel Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina Mall, and more architectural wonders Dubai has to offer.


Drink and Relax

Indulge yourself in a wonderful experience of a generous selection of wines, whiskeys, cocktails, superior cuisine, and friendly attentive service. We invite you to drink and relax on our dhow cruise Dubai Marina.


Great Dining Experience

The dhow cruise Dubai Marina dinner is a unique way of dining with friends and family. With us, you get to savor traditional Arabic and continental food with a choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

Spend a Romantic Time

Dhow cruise Dubai Marina is also the best way of spending a romantic time with your partner. The lights, decoration, and background music of the dhow create a beautiful glow and romantic ambiance.

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Fabulous Sightseeing

We invite you to enjoy the beauty of Dubai Marina, present in the middle of fascinating skyscrapers, five-star hotels, and the famous Cayan Towers. Witness the fabulous sights in a traditional yet contemporary way. 

Impeccable Facilities

We take special care of our guests by arranging pick and drop facilities as well as offer separate washrooms for both men and women. The dhow’s lower deck is a smoke-free zone, however, you can smoke in the upper open-air deck. 

Our Tips for Dhow Cruise

Arrive on Time

If you want to enjoy the views and have a spectacular time onboard, then arrive early to board quicker and reserve the best seats that offer you all. Also, the departure times are fixed, the dhow cruise will not wait for more than 5 minutes

Bring Warm Clothes

We advise all the travelers to bring along some warm clothes. Though the weather is warm, it can sometimes get chilly when the sun goes down. So, keep warm to enjoy to the fullest.

Dress Decent

Try to dress decently and comfortably. Women can wear jumpsuits, rompers, dresses, tops, or shirts with jeans, jewelry, clutch, and shoes. While men can wear polo shirts, tees, shirts with jeans, chino, or cotton pants. Please note, no shorts and slippers are allowed on a dhow cruise

Bring your Sea Legs

Although Dubai is blessed with great weather, there are times when the ocean can be a little rough. People, who are prone to seasickness, ensure that you gulp down and carry motion sickness medicine before heading off on your dhow cruise Dubai.

For the Romantic

If you are looking forward to spending a romantic time with your partner, booking an evening dhow cruise is great. You can view the magical views of the city skyline and dining with this backdrop is guaranteed to impress the special person.

Listen Up

On our dhow cruises, we provide pre-recorded commentary in English and a host of other languages. Listen to it carefully to uncover the remarkable history of the ancient sailing ships and the sights you see along the shoreline.

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Cancellation Policy

All cancellations if made 48 hours before the tour departure time, you shall be given a full refund. 

If cancellation is made within 24 hours of your tour departure time, 50% charges will be applicable.

If cancellation is made less than 24 hours before your tour departure time, your complete amount is fortified and no refund will be processed.

If you are eligible for a refund, your amount will be returned to your account within 7 working days from the date of cancellation.

Child Policy

Children under 3 years of age are considered as infants and there will be no entry fee.

Children aged 3 to 10 years are considered as child and child rates are applicable.

Children above the age 10 are considered as adult and adult rate is applicable.

Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina Safety and Standards

Dubai authorities and management ensure that all dhows are checked and certified fit to sail. Captains of dhows are certified captains of cruise ships. Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina sail under complete supervision and launch are always on standby in case of any emergency. First Aid kits, fire safety kits, and life jackets are readily available on Dhow Cruise. Although no such unfortunate event has been recorded till now, all safety measures are in place. Knowing this gives you peace of mind and ensures that you have a happy travel time on our dhow cruise.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dhow cruises are traditional Arabic boats, turned into restaurants. They are popular tourist attractions in Dubai promising an experience soaked in the traditional practices and modern luxury that Dubai has come to be known for. In this modern reinvention, dhow cruises have become a hotspot among tourists visiting Dubai and residents when they want to entertain their guests.

The dhow cruises usually happen at Dubai Marina and Dubai Creek which is about 2 to 3 hours long including relaxing dinner, live entertainment, and sightseeing.

Dubai offers two types of dhow cruises, Dhow Cruise Creek and Dhow Cruise Marina. However, the best among the two is dhow cruise Dubai Marina. This is because the Marina area is considered to be the most modern and happening area. Dhow Cruise Creek, on the other hand, gives you a glimpse of the historic side of the city. You can book a cruise as per your preference and what you want to see.

Beginning with things to see and ending with things to do, Dubai Marina lets you explore the exquisite sites the emirate city has to offer. Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina has a more modernist appeal that is quite the attraction among the urban population. Dubai Marina cruise offers a unique experience to sail through the city admiring the magnificent architectural elements. You will also sail by the promenades flanked on both sides of the water, where people talk a walk and sit beside the calm waters or enjoy an evening in one of the many outdoor cafes and restaurants. You will pass under the bridge with cars crossing over to the other end creating a picturesque moment.

A spectacular aspect that sets dhow cruise Dubai Marina a class apart is the ambiance. Surrounded by architectural beauty, there is a calm and leisurely ambiance that dhows offer. The traditional wooden boats give you a rustic feel, with remarkable dining experience, entertainment, and recreation.

There is no experience in the world that can be completed without a sumptuous meal and entertainment options to go along with your mood. Dhow cruise Dubai Marina offers you an exotic dinner menu with a choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Depending on the price of the package you have chosen, you are in for a buffet dinner with a 3 to a 4-course meal with numerous salads, beverages, and dessert options. You are welcomed on board with a welcome drink, dates, and Arabic coffee. The cruise menu ranges from traditional Arabic, Indian, Continental, Mediterranean, Italian, to Seafood cuisine.

Now coming to the entertainment part, our dhow cruise Dubai Marina allows you to enjoy local art forms arranged specially for you. These include belly dancing, puppet and magic shows, Tanoura dancing, live singing with an orchestra, and more. However, please note that during the month of Ramadan, no alcohol will be served and no belly dancing is there. Instead, we play soft soulful music in the background to keep you entertained.

Our dhow cruise Dubai Marina starting point is Dubai Marina Yacht Club and you will sail across Burj Al Arab, Hotel Atlantis, Dubai Mall, and Palm Jumeirah. The canal district has the world’s most luxurious hotel and the largest mall that are part of the world’s ‘tallest block’. Other landmarks include posh villas and promenade.

Apart from offering fabulous vistas of some of Dubai's most famous landmarks, visiting the canal city of Dubai Marina with its shiny high rises and extensive infrastructure is an awe-inspiring experience that you will not forget. Among this, is the old world charm that the dhow offers you with fine dining and great entertainment.

Dhow cruise Dubai Marina is operational daily. However, for the best mesmerizing experience, opt for the evening cruise in the pleasant winter months so that you can enjoy a breezy evening and iconic sights of Dubai bathed in hues of sunset as well as witness the dazzling panorama of the city shimmering in vivid illuminations at night time. Also, avoid booking dhow cruises during the month of Ramadan, as no alcohol is served and there are no entertainment performances onboard as per the government guidelines.

Yes, absolutely. Dhow cruise Dubai Marina is good to host a range of private parties and corporate events. You can book an exclusive dhow to entertain your guests with the feast, live dance, and music performances. We offer great dhow cruise deals for private events, weddings, get-togethers, staff parties, social and cultural events, valentine’s parties, and more at an affordable price. For bookings, call us at +971-42698986.

Absolutely yes. We offer discounts for group bookings and morning trips for students, corporate parties, events, and other private events on our dhow cruise Dubai Marina. Call us today at +971-42698986 for more information on this and book your dhow cruise.

A welcome drink is included in the dhow cruise package. However, all other drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, would be charged. Also, it depends on your chosen package. If you opt for the dhow cruise

Yes, photography is allowed. While cruising along the Marina, you will come across a lot of photogenic views that you would want to capture and remember for years to come. So, we allow photography on the decks and you can even click photos of the belly dancing, Tanoura dance, musicians, puppet show, and fire show.

Yes, we offer a pick-up facility from your Dubai hotel/residence only and not from the airport. However, we can pick you up from areas other than Dubai hotel/residence on request with additional fees. Contact us to make the requisite arrangements. For the drop-off service please talk to our representative for arrangements.

Entry for infants and children below 3 years old will be free of cost. Please let us know the number of children with their age at the time of bookings.

Yes, we provide baby chairs onboard the Dhow, and you can bring the wheelchair along. The lower deck is wheelchair accessible. Please inform us about your needs beforehand so that we can give you special attention during the trip.

Online booking is the best way to book a dhow cruise Dubai Marina. To book with us, visit bestdhowcruisedubai.com and click the select options button on the home page to select the package you are interested in. Then fill in the number of persons (adults and children) and transportation options. Then click on add to cart and proceed to checkout. Fill in your billing details with debit/credit card details and complete the payment. You will receive a confirmation voucher through email on your registered email ID after payment is completed. You can book cruise tickets online up to 3 months in advance.

Yes, you can choose the deck as per your preference. The lower deck is fully air-conditioned serving dinner and live entertainment options. While the upper deck is open-air, that offers great scenic views with dinner and music. You can choose the deck at the time of the booking.

No, there are no additional charges on the choice of deck. We are dedicated to giving you the best Dhow cruise Dubai Marina experience and happy to provide you your preferred seating with attentive services.

Formal and smart casuals are acceptable dress codes during the dhow cruise. Men can wear full pants with t-shirts or shirts or any semi-formal attire. While, women can wear long dresses, pants with a shirt or t-shirt. Men and women are not allowed onboard wearing shorts, slippers, or flip-flops. Short skirts and sleeveless dresses are also a no-no.

Our dhow cruise Dubai Marina offers a lavish dinner buffet with an assortment of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Here is our sample menu: Soup of the day, Salad includes Green Salad/ Russian Salad/ Fatousha/ Raita/ Chana Chaat. Starters include Papad/ Samosa/ Mutton Kebab/ Chicken Tikka. Bread includes Indian Bread/ Arabic Bread. The Main Course includes Steam Rice/ Biryani (Veg and Non-Veg)/ Baked Rosemary Potatoes/ Veg Curry/ Yellow Dal/ Chicken Tikka Masala/ White Sauce Pasta/ Grilled Fish. Desserts include Fruit Salad/ Vermicelli Kheer/ Shahi Tukda/ Arabic Baklava.

Our dhow has an upper open-air deck and lower air-conditioned deck with a seating capacity of 300 people.    

Yes, going on a dhow cruise trip is safe for healthy pregnant women. However, if you are otherwise having any complications, we recommend that you avoid the dhow cruise. Also, we have all the safety measures in place on-board such as first aid kits, fire safety kits, and life jackets are readily available if an emergency arises.


We understand that life can be unpredictable and there are chances when you would have to cancel your dhow cruise Dubai Marina trip. So, we have a cancellation policy in place to protect your money. If you cancel the trip 48 hours before the departure time, we promise to refund 100% of the booking amount. However, if you cancel the trip within 24 hours of your tour departure time, we deduct 50% and refund the remaining 50% booking amount. If cancellation is made less than 24 hours before the tour departure time, we do not provide a refund.

If you are eligible for a refund, your booking amount will be returned to your account within seven working days from the date of cancellation.

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